[Mimedefang] Slaves died prematurely

James Ebright jebright at esisnet.com
Thu Aug 4 11:13:58 EDT 2005

On Thu, 04 Aug 2005 11:45:24 -0300, Eduardo Otubo wrote
> i'm installing from an synaptic system....  no prerequisite is 
> missing.......
> i did a mimedefang.pl -features ans somethings are missing.... :(
> what can i do to install these things missing....these are things i 
> 've never seen.. :(
> i guess.... if i install a new installation of MD and it doesnt work,
>  the problem might be at the sendmail or spamassassin config files?

Doubtful it is sendmail, sendmail works (you said yourself) without milter
enabled. Spamassassin is just a perl module mostly, doubt that is it anyway
and since you are using the default config for MimeDefang, your network tests
are disabled anyway.

I suspect that you _DO_ have missing pre-requisites. Synaptic is just a gui
front end for apt-get and apt-get can only find prerequisits that the package
builders knew about and planned for, direct dependencies are not the same
thing as prerequisites, at least not exactly, even if they are the same much
of the time (for instance, Archive::Zip is a pre-req, but MD builds and
insytalls just fine without it, some other perl modules are the same way). DEB
or RPM packages in this situation are only as good as the person(s) that built

You want to be completely sure, build it yourself from source (even if you are
just building your own package to install).

If you must use prebuilt packages, then you probably need to go through the
prerequisites in the INSTALL file and install the package for each (assuming
there is one).

And like David said... all of this is speculation until you enable logging for
the slaves (-l) and see what it is failing on.

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